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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows in July: 2013

Posted By on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:45 AM

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[Each month in this space we will be bringing you our picks for the best St. Louis hip-hop shows of the month. St. Louis is an excellent town for hip-hop -- just ask Complex Magazine -- and plenty of great acts come through town regularly, in addition to our own local talent. Speaking of, this list is compiled by St. Louis rapper Tef Poe, who writes a regular column for RFT Music. Lest he be accused of nepotism though, be aware that editorial oversight is in play. Besides, few local artists are as passionate about giving back to the local hip-hop scene as Tef -- check out this list of 50 notable local hip-hop artists he put together for us last year.]

See Also: - St. Louis Named One of the Best Cities in the U.S. For Rap Fans by Complex Magazine

Killer Mike and EL-P with Trackstar the DJ at the Firebird July 17 9 p.m. / $20

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Last year Killer Mike joined forces with EL-P for one of the year's most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums. EL-Producto is a underground hip-hop living legend and also, quietly, one of the best producers in the genre today. Killer Mike is a southern hip hop legend and indie music powerhouse on all fronts.The two have decided to combine forces once again and take the show on the road. On last year's release, entitled R.A.P. Music, EL-P handled all of the production while Mike ushered in the rap lyrics. This time around on Run The Jewels the duo goes bar for bar on some of EL-P's most impressive sonic backdrops. This show is easily the most anticipated rap show to come to St.Louis in the month of July. The duo will be supported on the wheels of steel by St.Louis' very own Trackstar the DJ.

See Also: Is Killer Mike the Best Rapper Alive in 2013?

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